The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has pulled a job posting from its website and has apologized for the language it contained.
The posting for an administrative assistant read; “As the Native person does not understand our rules, regulations, policies, procedures or internal structure, they should not be expected to live around or according to them.”
The job ad went up last Thursday but was not pulled until it was brought to the health region’s attention on Tuesday.
The health region issued a statement saying it was “extremely sorry” for the error and said it “in no way represents our position with respect to inclusion and diversity in our organization.”
The statement said the ad originated from “an obsolete job description which has since been pulled from circulation,” and said the mistake would not be repeated.
The health region said it is also working to pull the posting from external job sites, has launched an investigation into how the error occurred and said “appropriate corrective action” will be taken.